Posts Tagged ‘ teaching ’

A political sociological course on statistics for high school students

August 27, 2015
By

Ben Frisch writes: I am designing a semester long non-AP Statistics course for high school juniors and seniors. I am wondering if you had some advice for the design of my class. My currentthinking for the design of the class includes: 0) Brief introduction to R/ R Studio and descriptive statistics and data sheet structure. […] The post A political sociological course on statistics for high school students appeared first…

Read more »

Data-analysis assignments for BDA class?

August 20, 2015
By

In my Bayesian data analysis class this fall, I’m planning on doing some lecturing and class discussion, but the core of the course will be weekly data-analysis assignments where they do applied statistics using Stan (to fit models) and R (to pre-process the data and post-process the inferences). So, I need a bunch of examples. […] The post Data-analysis assignments for BDA class? appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

Read more »

My 2 classes this fall

August 17, 2015
By

Stat 6103, Bayesian Data Analysis Modern Bayesian methods offer an amazing toolbox for solving science and engineering problems. We will go through the book Bayesian Data Analysis and do applied statistical modeling using Stan, using R (or Python or Julia if you prefer) to preprocess the data and postprocess the analysis. We will also discuss […] The post My 2 classes this fall appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference,…

Read more »

Neither time nor stomach

August 11, 2015
By
Neither time nor stomach

Mark Palko writes: Thought you might be interested in an EngageNY lesson plan for statistics. So far no (-2)x(-2) = -4 (based on a quick read), but still kind of weak. It bothers me that they keep talking about randomization but only for order of test; they assigned treatment A to the first ten of […] The post Neither time nor stomach appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and…

Read more »

Stan Meetup Talk in Ann Arbor this Wednesday (5 Aug 2015)

August 4, 2015
By
Stan Meetup Talk in Ann Arbor this Wednesday (5 Aug 2015)

I (Bob) will be presenting an overview of (R)Stan at the Ann Arbor R User Group meetup this Wednesday night (5 August 2015) at 7 PM. To see the abstract and register to attend: RStan: Statistical Modeling Made Easy with Bob Carpenter Wednesday, Aug 5, 2015, 7:00 PM Barracuda Networks317 Maynard St Ann Arbor, MI […] The post Stan Meetup Talk in Ann Arbor this Wednesday (5 Aug 2015) appeared…

Read more »

Statistical/methodological prep for a career in neuroscience research?

August 2, 2015
By

Shea Levy writes: I’m currently a software developer, but I’m trying to transition to the neuroscience research world. Do you have any general advice or recommended resources to prepare me to perform sound and useful experimental design and analyses? I have a very basic stats background from undergrad plus eclectic bits and pieces I’ve picked […] The post Statistical/methodological prep for a career in neuroscience research? appeared first on Statistical…

Read more »

What’s the stupidest thing the NYC Department of Education and Columbia University Teachers College did in the past decade?

July 29, 2015
By

Ummm, how bout this: The principal of a popular elementary school in Harlem acknowledged that she forged answers on students’ state English exams in April because the students had not finished the tests . . . As a result of the cheating, the city invalidated several dozen English test results for the school’s third grade. […] The post What’s the stupidest thing the NYC Department of Education and Columbia University…

Read more »

Engaging students in learning statistics using The Islands.

July 27, 2015
By
Engaging students in learning statistics using The Islands.

Three Problems and a Solution Modern teaching methods for statistics have gone beyond the mathematical calculation of trivial problems. Computers can enable large size studies, bringing reality to the subject, but this is not without its own problems. Problem 1: … Continue reading →

Read more »

Psych dept: “We are especially interested in candidates whose research program contributes to the development of new quantitative methods”

July 16, 2015
By

This is cool. The #1 psychology department in the world is looking for a quantitative researcher: The Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position. The expected start date is September 1, 2016. The primary criterion for appointment is excellence in research and teaching. We are […] The post Psych dept: “We are especially interested in candidates whose research program contributes…

Read more »

An Excel add-in for regression analysis

July 8, 2015
By

Bob Nau writes: I know you are not particularly fond of Excel, but you might (I hope) be interested in a free Excel add-in for multivariate data analysis and linear regression that I am distributing here: http://regressit.com. I originally developed it for teaching an advanced MBA elective course on regression and time series analysis at […] The post An Excel add-in for regression analysis appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

Read more »


Subscribe

Email:

  Subscribe